Board Meeting Health Updates - Citations

This page reviewed June 29, 2011


The Air Resources Board staff provides monthly updates regarding the latest research findings on Health and Air Pollution. In order to help the public and interested parties better understand the topics of the health updates, we will be posting citations for papers discussed in the health update on this webpage. Because of copyright restrictions, we will be posting the complete citation, with a link to the article at the respective journal. We will post links to the actual paper when applicable. Links to citations and papers for current and past health updates are provided below.

Thursday, November 19 - Sacramento - Health Impacts of Diesel PM: An Update

Pope CA 3rd, Ezzati M, Dockery DW. Fine-particulate air pollution and life expectancy in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 22;360(4):376-86.
Pope CA 3rd. Respiratory disease associated with community air pollution and a steel mill, Utah Valley. Am J Public Health. 1989 May; 79(5): 623–628.
Avol EL, Gauderman WJ, Tan SM, London SJ, Peters JM. Respiratory effects of relocating to areas of differing air pollution levels. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001 Dec 1;164(11):2067-72.

Thursday, June 25 - Sacramento - The Urban Environment and Health

Li F, et al. Built environment, adiposity, and physical activity in adults aged 50-75. Am J Prev Med. 2008; 35 (1):38-46 .
Li F, et al. Built environment and 1-year change in weight and waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults: Portland Neighborhood Environment and Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169(4): 401-8.
Li F, et al. Built environment and changes in blood pressure in middle aged and older adults. Prev Med. 2009; 48(3): 237-41.

Thursday, May 28 - Sacramento - Reductions in Fine Particulate Matter and Improvements in Life Expectancy

C. Arden Pope III, Majid Ezzati, and Douglas W. Dockery. 2009. Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Life Expectancy in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine 360:376-386.

Thursday, April 23 - Sacramento - Asthma Onset and Exacerbation in Children Exposed to Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Michael Jerrett, Ketan Shankardass, Kiros Berhane, W. James Gauderman, Nino Kunzli, Edward Avol, Frank Gilliland, Fred Lurmann, Jassy N. Molitor, John T. Molitor, Duncan C. Thomas, John Peters and Rob McConnell. 2008. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Asthma Onset in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study with Individual Exposure Measurement. Environmental Health Pesrpectives 116:1433-1438

Rob McConnell, Kiros Berhane, Ling Yao, Michael Jerrett, Fred Lurmann, Frank Gilliland, Nino Kunzli, Jim Gauderman, Ed Avol, Duncan Thomas and John Peters. 2006. Traffic, Susceptibility, and Childhood Asthma.Environmental Health Perspectives 114:766-772
W. James Gauderman, Edward Avol, Fred Lurmann, Nino Kuenzli, Frank Gilliland, John Peters  and Rob McConnell. 2005. Childhood Asthma and Exposure to Traffic and Nitrogen Dioxide. Epidemiology 16: 737-743
Rob McConnell, Kiros Berhane, Frank Gilliland, Stephanie J London, Talat Islam, W James Gauderman, Edward Avol, Helene G Margolis and John M Peters. 2002. Asthma in exercising children exposed to ozone: a cohort study. Lancet 359: 386-391

Thursday, March 26 - Sacramento - Air Pollution and Childhood Respiratory Allergies

Jennifer D. Parker, Lara J. Akinbami, and Tracey J. Woodruff.  2009. Air Pollution and Childhood Respiratory Allergies in the United States. Environmental Health Perspectives 117(1):140-147.

Thursday, February 26 - Sacramento - Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Indicators of Adverse Health Effects in Adults with Heart Disease

Ralph J. Delfino, Norbert Staimer, Thomas Tjoa, Andrea Polidori, Mohammad Arhami, Daniel L. Gillen,
Michael T. Kleinman, Nosratola D. Vaziri, John Longhurst, Frank Zaldivar, and Constantinos Sioutas.
Circulating Biomarkers of Inflammation, Antioxidant Activity, and Platelet Activation Are Associated with Primary Combustion Aerosols in Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease.
Environmental Health Perspectives, 116:898–906, 2008.

Thursday, January 22, 2009- Sacramento - The Potential Health Impacts Of Residential Wood Burning

  1. Associations between health effects and particulate matter and black carbon in subjects with respiratory disease.
    Jansen KL, Larson TV, Koenig JQ, Mar TF, Fields C, Stewart J, Lippmann M.
    Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Dec;113(12):1741-6.
    The article is available.
  2. Ambient particle source apportionment and daily hospital admissions among children and elderly in Copenhagen.
    Andersen ZJ, Wahlin P, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Scheike T, Loft S.
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2007 Nov;17(7):625-36. Epub 2007 May 9.
  3. Changes in lung function and airway inflammation among asthmatic children residing in a woodsmoke-impacted urban area.
    Allen RW, Mar T, Koenig J, Liu LJ, Gould T, Simpson C, Larson T.
    Inhal Toxicol. 2008 Feb;20(4):423-33.
  4. Experimental exposure to wood-smoke particles in healthy humans: effects on markers of inflammation, coagulation, and lipid peroxidation.
    Barregard L, Sällsten G, Gustafson P, Andersson L, Johansson L, Basu S, Stigendal L.
    Inhal Toxicol. 2006 Oct;18(11):845-53.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - Sacramento - Lung Cancer by Occupation in the U.S. Trucking Industry.

Eric Garshick, Francine Laden, Jaime E. Hart, Bernard Rosner, Mary E. Davis, Ellen A. Eisen, and Thomas J. Smith. Lung Cancer and Vehicle Exhaust in Trucking Industry Workers. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116 (10):1327-1332, 2008.

The article is available.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - Sacramento - The Effect of Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution on Lung Function in Asthmatic Children

Kathleen Mortimer, Romain Neugebauer, Frederick Lurmann, Siana Alcorn, John Balmes, and Ira Tager.
Air Pollution and Pulmonary Function in Asthmatic Children Effects of Prenatal and Lifetime Exposures.
Epidemiology, 19: 550-557, 2008.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - Diamond Bar - Indoor Chemicals Linked to Respiratory and Allergic Effects in Children

Mark J. Mendell.
Indoor Residential Chemical Emissions as Risk Factors for Respiratory and Allergic Effects in Children: A Review.
Indoor Air, 17(4): 259-277, 2007.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - Sacramento - Short-Term Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Air Pollution During Exercise

James McCreanor, Paul Cullinan, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, James Stewart-Evans, Eleni Malliarou, Lars Jarup, Robert Harrington, Magnus Svartengren, In-Kyu Han, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Kian Fan Chung, Junfeng Zhang.
Respiratory Effects of Exposure to Diesel Traffic in Persons with Asthma.
New England Journal of Medicine, 357:2348-58, 2007.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - Oakland - Effects on the Heart from PM Exposure and a Possible Role of Genetics

Sung Kyun Park, Marie S. O’Neill, Robert O. Wright, Howard Hu, Pantel S. Vokonas, David Sparrow, Helen Suh and Joel Schwartz.
HFE Genotype, Particulate Air Pollution, and Heart Rate Variability: A Gene-Environment Interaction.
Circulation,114:2798-2805,2006.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - Sacramento - Wildfire Smoke and Respiratory Symptoms in Children

Nino Kunzli, Ed Avol, Jun Wu, W. James Gauderman, Ed Rappaport, Joshua Millstein, Jonathan Bennion, Rob McConnell, Frank D. Gilliland, Kiros Berhane, Fred Lurmann, Arthur Winer, and John M. Peters
Health Effects of the 2003 Southern California Wildfires on Children
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 174: 1221-1228, 2006

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - El Monte - Chronic Air Pollution Exposure and Adverse Effects on the Brain: A Review

Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Maricela Franco-Lira, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, Carlos Henriquez-Roldán, Gerardo Barragán-Mejía, Gildardo Valencia-Salazar, Angelica González-Maciel, Rafael Reynoso-Robles, Rafael Villarreal-Calderón and William Reed
Pediatric Respiratory and Systemic Effects of Chronic Air Pollution Exposure: Nose, Lung, Heart, and Brain Pathology
Toxicologic Pathology, 35(1): 154-162, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Sacramento - Association between Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Adverse Health Effects in Adults

Ying-Ying Meng, DrPH; Michelle Wilhelm, PhD; Rudolph P. Rull, PhD; Paul English, PhD; and
Beate Ritz, MD, PhD
Traffic and outdoor air pollution levels near residences and poorly controlled asthma in adults
ANNALS OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMUUNOLOGY; VOLUME 98, MAY. 2007

Thursday, June 26, 2007 - Sacramento - PM mortality relationship - Statewide air quality heath impacts & good movement impacts

C. Arden Pope, III, Joseph B. Muhlestein, Heidi T. May, Dale G. Renlund, Jeffrey L. Anderson and Benjamin D. Horne
Ischemic Heart Disease Events Triggered by Short-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Air Pollution
Circulation 2006; 114;2443-2448; originally published online Nov 13, 2006;

The online version of this article, along with updated information and services, is available.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - Los Angeles - Influence of Genetic Variants on Ozone Responses of Asthmatic Children

Romieu et al.
GSTM1 and GSTP1 and respiratory health in asthmatic children exposed to ozone
European Respiratory Journal - 28: 953-959, 2006.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 - San Diego - Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women

Kristin A. Miller, M.S., David S. Siscovick, M.D., M.P.H., Lianne Sheppard, Ph.D., Kristen Shepherd, M.S.,
Jeffrey H. Sullivan, M.D., M.H.S., Garnet L. Anderson, Ph.D., and Joel D. Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H.
Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women
New England Journal of Medicine - Vol. 356 no. 5, February 1, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - Sacramento - Health Impacts of Fine Particle Components in California

Bart Ostro, Rachel Broadwin, Shelley Green, Wen-Ying Feng, and Michael Lipsett
Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Mortality in Nine California Counties:Results from CALFINE
Environmental Health Perspectives " VOLUME 114 | NUMBER 1 | January 2006

Bart Ostro, Wen-Ying Feng, Rachel Broadwin, Shelley Green, and Michael Lipsett
The Effects of Components of Fine Particulate Air Pollution on Mortality in California: Results from CALFINE
Environmental Health Perspectives " VOLUME 115 | NUMBER 1 | January 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007 - Sacramento - Health Effects Associated with Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Gauderman WJ, Vora H, McConnell R, Berhane K, Gilliland F, Thomas D, Lurmann F, Avol E, Kunzli N, Jerrett M, Peters J. Effect of exposure to traffic on lung development from 10 to 18 years of age: a cohort study.
Lancet. 2007 Feb 17;369(9561):571-7

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - Sacramento - The Health Impacts of Coarse Particulate Matter

Michael J. Lipsett, Feng C. Tsai, Linda Roger, Mary Woo, and Bart D. Ostro
Coarse Particles and Heart Rate Variability among Older Adults with
Coronary Artery Disease in the Coachella Valley, California
Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 114, number 8, August 2006

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - Bakersfield - Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the San Joaquin Valley

Kent E. Pinkerton, Francis H.Y. Green, Cathy Saiki, Val Vallyathan, Charles G. Plopper, Venu Gopal, Daniel Hung, Emily B. Bahne, Susan S. Lin, Margaret G. Ménache, and Marc B. Schenker,
Distribution of Particulate Matter and Tissue Remodeling in the Human Lung,
Environ Health Perspect, 108:1063-1069 (2000).

Kevin R. Smith, Seongheon Kim, Julian J. Recendez, Stephen V. Teague, Margaret G. Ménache, David E. Grubbs, Constantinos Sioutas, and Kent E. Pinkerton,
Airborne Particles of the California Central Valley Alter the Lungs of Healthy Adult Rats,
Environ Health Perspect, 111:902-908 (2003).

Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, Charles P. Quesenberry, Jr., Jun Shan, Fred Lurmann,
Particulate Air Pollution and Morbidity in the California Central Valley: a High Particulate Pollution Region,
California Air Resources Board, (2002).

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 - San Francisco - Cancer risk from air pollutants in a population of inner-city teenagers

Sax, et al.,
Cancer risk from air pollutants in a population of inner-city teenagers Living in New York and Los Angeles
Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 114, number 10, October 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - Sacramento - Air Pollution and Infant Mortality in California

Woodruff, et al.,
Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Air Pollution and Selected Causes of Postneonatal Infant Mortality in California
Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 114, Number 5, May 2006

Ritz, et al.,
Air Pollution and Infant Death in Southern California,1989 2000,
PEDIATRICS Volume 118, Number 2, August 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - Sacramento - Indoor Air Chemistry and Implications for Health

BC Singer, H Destaillats, AT Hodgson, and WW Nazaroff,
Cleaning products and air fresheners: emissions and resulting concentrations of glycol ethers and terpenoids.
Indoor Air 2006, 16, 179-191.

H Destaillats, MM Lunden, BC Singer, BK Coleman, AT Hodgson, CJ Weschler, and WW Nazaroff,
Indoor secondary pollutants from household product emissions in the presence of ozone: a bench-scale chamber study.
Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40, 4421-4428.
This article has supporting information which is available.

BC Singer, BK Coleman, H Destaillats, AT Hodgson, MM Lunden, CJ Weschler, and WW Nazaroff,
Indoor secondary pollutants from cleaning product and air freshener use in the presence of ozone.
Atmospheric Environment, in press.
The article is available.

The final report for the ARB research contract which was the source of this information is available.


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